One of the biggest decisions you can make in your home is your choice of colours – and nowhere is this truer than in the kitchen. It’s not just a place for preparing, cooking and eating meals but a social hub for the entire family.
Debenvale of Woodbridge, specialists in designing and installing bespoke handpainted kitchens throughout East Anglia, look at some of the colours which are proving popular in 2019.
Going Green – or Navy Blue
In the past, many homeowners have opted for a classic neutral white colour, as this goes well with any style of kitchen. Increasingly, however, dark greens and blues are being used as feature colours on more and more cabinets and drawers. These rich, luxurious hues provide an added point of interest to the kitchen, and both can be made to fit in with modern or traditional interior décor.
However, over-using them can make the space feel too dark and overpowering, particularly if your kitchen isn’t exposed to much natural light. Dark green, for instance, works well with lighter marble worktops and brass taps and drawer handles.
…But White’s Still Popular
The advantage of white is that it effectively acts as a blank canvas – it can match any other colour in your kitchen. Homeowners are still choosing it because it is so timeless. So if you ever change your tableware or kitchenware, you’ll still find your white colour scheme still acts as the perfect complement.
White is also a good reflector of natural light, so many people opt for it because it makes their kitchen appear more airy and spacious. This is important if the room has a low ceiling, or it doesn’t get much sunlight. However, too much white can create a clinical feel, so often it is combined with a feature colour, or a wooden floor.
A Slice of Danish
The concept of ‘hygge’, a Danish word which translates roughly as ‘cosiness’, was first identified as a trend in the UK around four or five years ago. It still has a part to play in interior décor in this country – and kitchens are no exception. Its soft shades of grey, white and cream help to create a feeling of calm.
These colours are often combined with wooden cupboards and tables, as the natural warmth of the wood helps to add to the welcoming atmosphere. However, dark metals, such as stainless steel, are usually avoided in favour of lighter fittings, such as copper and brass.
A Warm Welcome
The kitchen is often the first room in the house that everyone congregates in, so you want it to be warm and welcoming. Popular bright colours include oranges or browns, which make a bold design statement, and citrus yellow, which helps to transform a drab space into something cheery and light. Again, these should be mixed and matched with softer shades to ensure the overall effect isn’t too overpowering.
Debenvale and Little Greene Paint
Debenvale are official stockists of Little Greene paint. This independent British manufacturer sets great store by using high-quality ingredients, resulting in a smooth finish which is particularly notable for its depth of colour.
And there are plenty of different colours to choose from – their Colours of England range alone has more than 100 different varieties. So, whether you are after a traditional or a modern kitchen, you should find a suitable Little Greene colour.
Bespoke Handpainted Kitchens from Debenvale of Woodbridge
At Debenvale we take the utmost care with all our bespoke handpainted kitchens. We have carried out work throughout East Anglia, including in Framlingham, Woodbridge, Felixstowe and Bury St Edmunds. We offer gloss, matt and satin finishes in a colour of your choice, and surfaces can be lacquered, oiled, stained or sprayed as well as handpainted.
Our team of experienced craftsmen create your dream kitchen to suit your individual requirements in the workshop, which is next to our showroom in Rendlesham. We use the highest quality materials and traditional construction methods. If you would like to learn more about our range of fitted kitchens, follow this link and fill in the online form or call us on 01394 421214.